After an era where it was cool to be stingy, more and more Germans are discovering the joy of giving. Psychologist say altruism is the 'formula for happiness' and researchers are already calling it the latest trend.
Some experience music through their eyes, others use their ears, says Mischa Gohlke. He is nearly deaf, but that hasn't stopped him from playing the guitar - and teaching music to others with hearing impairments.
Late goals helped three German sides in the Europa League on Thursday. Gladbach drew to Marseille, Stuttgart beat Copenhagen, and Hannover won courtesy of a controversial penalty. Only Leverkusen had an easy night.
Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt have continued the German gold rush at Sochi with first place in the luge men's doubles. Meanwhile, Germany's figure skating duo had to settle for bronze for the second straight Olympics.
DW editor Khrystyna Nikolaychuk comes from Ukraine. A favorite holiday memory of hers is singing a local Christmas favorite, "Nova radist stala" (A New Joy Has Come), with her family.
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